I am fascinated at my friend Bri’s spontaneous life. I have always been on the edge of my seat watching her go from big event to big event with the ease of a tight rope walker. She was able to get what has now been coined as the quarter life crisis rather gracefully. If you’re unfamiliar with the quarter life crisis, it’s what our generation, and ones growing up now, dealt with getting into their twenties with new ideals, new technology, new problems, and very old schools of thought.
Our parents were raised by a generation that got married, had kids, bought a house and lived their lives. Our parents followed in similar steps even though our society was changing with new problems and new concepts. They then raised us the way they were raised while they continued to adapt to the changing environment. My generation then, graduates highschool, goes or does not go to college, and then because of all the variables, really don’t know what they should be doing with their lives. That is the base of the quarter life crisis: A lack of identity in the face of an extremely new technology based realm.
Here her and I sit and talk about her life over the last ten years and now as a parent, what she worries about. Bri and her husband Mark have been through a lot and now that they are planted back in San Antonio, they look to see what raising their children in the city looks like.